This book develops an integrated perspective on the practices and politics of making knowledge work in inclusive development and innovation.

While debates about development and innovation commonly appeal to the authority of academic researchers, many current approaches emphasise the plurality of actors with relevant expertise for addressing livelihood challenges. Adopting an action-oriented and reflexive approach, this volume explores the variety of ways in which knowledge works, paying particular attention to dilemmas and controversies. The six parts of the book address the complex interplay of knowledge and politics, starting with the need for knowledge integration in the first part and decolonial perspectives on the politics of knowledge integration in the second part. The following three parts focus on the practices of inclusive development and innovation through three major themes of learning for transformative change, evidence, and digitisation. The final part of the book addresses the governance of knowledge and innovation in the light of political struggles about inclusivity.

Exploring conceptual and practical themes through case studies from the Global North and South, this book will be of great interest to students, scholars, and practitioners researching and working in development studies, epistemology, innovation studies, science and technology studies, and sustainability studies more broadly.

chapter |16 pages

Making knowledge work differently

The politics of knowledge in inclusive development and innovation
ByDavid Ludwig, Cees Leeuwis, Birgit K. Boogaard, Phil Macnaghten
Size: 2.81 MB

part Part I|46 pages

Crossing epistemic boundaries

chapter 1|15 pages

Making transdisciplinarity work

An epistemology of inclusive development and innovation
ByDavid Ludwig, Birgit K. Boogaard
Size: 1.35 MB

chapter 2|14 pages

Making knowledge from below

BySenna Middelveld, Harro Maat, Phil Macnaghten
Size: 0.94 MB
Size: 3.07 MB

part Part II|54 pages

Decolonising knowledge integration

chapter 4|15 pages

A systemic approach to the decolonisation of knowledge

Implications for scholars of development studies
BySarah Cummings, Nyamwaya Munthali, Peter Shapland
Size: 1.62 MB

chapter 5|24 pages

How the elite capture critique is used to legitimise top-down control of development resources

ByPeter Shapland, Annemarie van Paassen, Conny Almekinders
Size: 1.93 MB

chapter 6|13 pages

‘Development' perspectives from the Global South

Learning from Ubuntu and Buen Vivir philosophies
ByBirgit K. Boogaard, Dorine E. van Norren
Size: 1.23 MB

part Part III|46 pages

Learning for transformative change

chapter 7|15 pages

Learning and change in and through action-oriented research

ByBarbara van Mierlo, Annemarie van Paassen, Rico Lie, Elias Damtew, Loes Witteveen
Size: 4.41 MB

chapter 8|13 pages

Towards design principles for diversity sensitive learning

ByRico Lie, Birgit K. Boogaard, Loes Witteveen
Size: 0.89 MB
Size: 2.91 MB

part Part IV|34 pages

Rethinking evidence in development

chapter 10|16 pages

Theorising theories of change in international development

What counts as evidence?
ByKatarzyna Cieslik, Cees Leeuwis
Size: 3.68 MB

chapter 11|16 pages

The politics of evidence-based advocacy by civil society organisations

ByMargit van Wessel
Size: 2.41 MB

part Part V|44 pages

Negotiating technological change and digitalisation

chapter 12|15 pages

A problematisation of inclusion and exclusion

Trade-offs and nuances in the digitalisation of African agriculture
ByMariette McCampbell, Kelly Rijswijk, Hannah Wilson, Laurens Klerkx
Size: 1.54 MB

chapter 13|13 pages

Responsibly designing digital agriculture services under uncertainty in the Global South

The case of Esoko-Ghana
ByAndy Bonaventure Nyamekye, Laurens Klerkx, Art Dewulf
Size: 2.83 MB

chapter 14|14 pages

Mobilising knowledge sharing in the agricultural advisory system

The case of ICT-facilitated plant doctor chat groups
ByŠarūnas Jomantas, Nyamwaya Munthali, Annemarie van Paassen, Conny Almekinders, Anna Wood, Christine Alokit, Birgitta Oppong-Mensah, Willis Ochilo, Dannie Romney
Size: 1.33 MB

part Part VI|42 pages

Governing knowledge and innovation

chapter 15|13 pages

Making dialogue work

Responsible innovation and gene editing
ByPhil Macnaghten, Esha Shah, David Ludwig
Size: 1.33 MB

chapter 16|13 pages

Making knowledge work in practice

An integrative methodology for researching performance in global commodity chains and local food markets
BySietze Vellema, Faustina Obeng Adomaa, Mirjam Schoonhoven-Speijer
Size: 1.12 MB
Size: 5.78 MB